Widely revered as Iran's finest filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami was part the celebrated Iranian New Wave movement that started in the late 1960s. Screenings of his films, including documentaries and shorts have appeared at numerous international festivals and his awards and accolades include the Palme d'Or for Best Film for A Taste of Cherry, Cannes Film Festival, France; 1997 and the prestigious Glory to the Filmmaker Award, Venice Film Festival, 2008. His photographic work is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York, LACMA in Los Angeles, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.